| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:01 PM
A former Aurora detective was ordered to perform community service after pleading guilty Monday to taking money from a police union fund.
As part of his negotiated plea on charges of misdemeanor theft, Joseph Accardi, 36, of Naperville, repaid more than...
| Apr 11, 2014
Cris Mazza is nothing if not candid. In her 17 volumes of fiction and essays over the past three decades, Mazza — a longtime professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago — has set a high standard of frankness, in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:26 PM
Two months after Pam Leffler resigned from her position as Morton Grove Public Library director, Debra Stombres, the Eola Road branch coordinator at the Aurora Public Library, took her spot.
A St. Charles resident, Stombres has been in the library field...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:11 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 29-year-old Dolton man was charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property for attempting to get back into his girlfriend's apartment on the 0-100 block...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Ryan Boatright may now be known best for overcoming a sprained ankle to help lead the Connecticut Huskies to an unexpected NCAA men's basketball national championship this year. But for the several hundred people who welcomed him back to his hometown of...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:34 PM
An Aurora man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attacks on two women and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to Kane County prosecutors.
In a negotiated plea, Tyrone M. Young, 31, formerly of the 800 block of Sard Avenue, admitted guilt to one...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Aurora Police are investigating a new lead in the case of Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared three years ago at age 6 after his mother withdrew him from class at his elementary school and then committed suicide.
A woman in the far northern Illinois town...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Five area high schools made U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the country's best.
U.S. News profiled more than 19,000 public schools across the country and ranked the highest 4,707 based on state test scores and college readiness.
| May 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
An Aurora man already serving prison time in the 2011 kidnapping of a woman in River Forest has been sentenced to 35 years in another kidnapping and beating of a woman earlier the same day, authorities said.
Tracy S. Taylor, 46, of the 2400 block of...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:48 PM
An Aurora man strangled his former girlfriend, a DuPage County jail nurse, with her scarf and then used her stethoscope to make sure she was dead, a prosecutor said Monday at a bond hearing.
Jose Loera, 35, was ordered held in lieu of $5 million bail,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:07 AM
With 145 road resurfacing projects scheduled for this year, Naperville city officials say they hope to minimize the inconvenience to residents.
Also underway are numerous other projects along Naperville roadways like the Route 59 expansion, the lining...